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noble gas:see inert gasinert gas
or noble gas,
any of the elements in Group 18 of the periodic table. In order of increasing atomic number they are: helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, and radon. They are colorless, odorless, tasteless gases and were once believed to be entirely inert, i.e.
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noble gas[′nō·bəl ′gas]
A gas in group 0 of the periodic table of the elements; it is monatomic and, with limited exceptions, chemically inert. Also known as inert gas; rare gas.
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